Mold Spore Library

There are a lot of different types of mold and bacteria that can infect your home or workplace.

There are a lot of different types of mold and bacteria that can infect your home or workplace. Below you'll find a detailed list of different mold and bacteria types along with their associated side effects. If you're not quite sure what type of mold you've discovered, just call one of our local experts and we can come give you a professional analysis.

Common Mold Spores & Their Side Effects

Mold Name Possible Side Effects Spore Colony Specs Image
Alternaria Sinus Congestion
Asthma (can be severe)
Sore Throat
Sneezing
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Hyper Sensitivity
Skin Infections
Sinus Infections
Pathogenic Health Effects
Grows Very Quickly
Grey, Brown, Green, Black
Fuzzy Texture
Alternaria
Ascospores Sinus Congestion
Sneezing
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Many Types Ascospores
Aspergillus Sinus Congestion
Asthma
Sore Throat
Sneezing
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Possible Ear Infections
Possible Skin Lesions
Possible Ulcers
Pathogenic Health Effects
Appearance Based on Genre
Different Types of Ascospores
Aspergillus
Aureobasidium Sinus Congestion
Asthma
Sore Throat
Sneezing
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Upper Respiratory Infections
Grows Very Quickly
White, Pink, Yellow, Black
Aureobasidium
Basidiospores Sinus Congestion
Asthma
Sore Throat
Sneezing
Hay Fever
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Toxicosis (poisoning)
Upper Respiratory Infections
Many Types Basidiospores
Beltrania Variety of Health Effects Brown, Black
Bipolaris Sinus Congestion
Asthma
Sore Throat
Sneezing
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Upper Respiratory Infections
Grows Very Quickly
White, Green or Black
Many Types of Bipolaris
Bipolaris
Botrytis Sinus Congestion
Asthma
Sore Throat
Sneezing
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Grows Very Quickly
White, Grey, Brown or Black
Chaetomium Sinus Congestion
Asthma
Sore Throat
Sneezing
Linked to cancer
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Serious Neurological Effects
Brain Lesions
Alzheimers Disease
Pathogenic Health Effects
Grows Very Quickly
White, Grey, Brown or Black
Chaetomium
Cladosporium Sinus Congestion
Asthma
Sore Throat
Sneezing
Hay Fever
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Skin Infections
Toe Nail Infections
Sinus Infections
Upper Respiratory Infections
Speed of Growth Varies
White, Grey, Brown or Black
Cladosporium
Curvularia Sinus Congestion
Asthma
Sore Throat
Sneezing
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Asthma
Grows Very Quickly
White, Grey, Brown or Black
Curvularia
Epicoccum Sinus Congestion
Asthma
Sore Throat
Sneezing
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Grows Very Quickly
Yellow, Orange, Red, Brown or Black
Fusarium Torula Pathogenic Health Effects
Toe Nail Infections
Respiratory Infections
Skin Infections
Yellow, Orange, Red, Brown, Black, Pale, Voiles or Blue Fusarium Torula
Memnoniella Respiratory Infections
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Sneezing
Erosion of Immune System
Throat Irritation
Grows at Moderate Speeds
Myxomycetes Sinus Congestion
Asthma
Sore Throat
Sneezing
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Asthma
Hay Fever
Do Not Grow Fungal Media Myxomycetes
Nigrospora Sinus Congestion
Asthma
Sore Throat
Sneezing
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Eye/Skin Infections (rare)
Grows Very Quickly
White or Black
Nigrospora
Penicillium / Aspergillus Sinus Congestion
Asthma
Sore Throat
Sneezing
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Hay Fever
Pneumonitis
Pathogenic Health Effects
Grows Rapidly
Many Colors of Growth
Velvety and powdery Texture
Penicillium / Aspergillus
Pithomyces Unknown Effects Grows Very Quickly
Wooly Texture
Grey, Brown, Dark Brown
Pithomyces
Rust Sinus Congestion
Asthma
Sore Throat
Sneezing
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Hay Fever
Do Not Grow Fungal Media Rust
Scopulariopsis Sinus Congestion
Asthma
Sore Throat
Sneezing
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Hay Fever
Alveolitis

Grows at Moderate Speed
Velvety and Powdery Texture
White, Grey, Cinnamon, or Black

Scopulariopsis
Stachybotrys Wide Range of Effects
Fatigue
Headaches
Irritaion to the Eyes
Fever
Sneezing
Rashes
Nausea
Vomiting
Bleeding in the Lungs and Nose
Sore Throat
Linked to 2 infantile deaths
Grows at Moderate Speed
Powdery Texture
White, Pink, Orange, Black or Pale
Stachybotrys
Stemphylium Sinus Congestion
Asthma
Sore Throat
Sneezing
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Hay Fever
Pathogenic Health Effects
Slow Growth
Torula Sinus Congestion
Asthma
Sore Throat
Sneezing
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Hay Fever
Pathogenic Health Effects
Grows at Moderate Speed
Grey, White or Brown
Torula
Zygomycetes Sinus Congestion
Asthma
Sore Throat
Sneezing
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Hay Fever
Pneumonitis
Pathogenic Health Effects
Different Genres Zygomycetes

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